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Learn to find your inner enemies ~ 2 Sep 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 95

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  1. Puttu Gam

    Many of us hide from the enemy, because we are afraid of him.. allowing him to occupy our terrain. Skanda destroys evil.. in our gross or in our subtle world. Invoking him gives us confidence not just to find, but also win over the enemy. Like wise, many of don’t go for a health check, because we are afraid of what might come out of it. But if we have a caring doctor whom we trust, we are willing to get that scan done. Dhanvantari is the doctor of the Gods. He cures illnesses of the body and the mind. Considered an avatar of Vishnu, he is the God of Ayurveda and the master of Herbal Medicine.

    Ah! What a nice garden we see in this MMS! The mind is a garden too. All kinds of thoughts flow in it. There are herbs and weeds.. herbs to be nourished, weeds to be removed. So, in this MMS, His Holiness wants that we learn to find our inner enemies.. the weeds within.

    In today’s world people are busy finding and fighting enemies around them. Appaji seems to be laughing at such foolishness.. because the enemies around us are only a projection of the enemies inside of us (MMS 78). So, what is the point in treating the shoot of the plant, without treating its root?

    MMS 68 declared – “A victory over our inner enemies is our real victory”. His Holiness did not stop with saying that. He has also detailed – who those enemies are.. wasteful talk (gossip), anger, desire, despondency, attachment, impatience, doubt, greed, fear, worldly love, pride of achievement and possession.. the list is long; and how to get rid of them.

    It is human to enjoy a 2 minute MMS daily, and then get on with life as usual. That is not what these MMSs are for. They are the nectar of inner nourishment.. not just a few ounces of entertainment. So, having taken the water to the horse, His Holiness wants to know how much did the horse drink. For, learning goes beyond mere knowing. Knowing + Doing = Learning. Getting started in that direction means, you must “Learn to find your inner enemies”

    Finding the weeds in the garden begins with scanning the garden.. similarly, finding our inner enemies means scanning our inner world. Appaji the ‘Gardener of the Mind’ has taught us how to scan our minds through silence, through meditation, through kriya yoga.. and more. His Music for Meditation & Healing as in the background of this MMS, helps to get the mind seated in contemplation. In that state of reflection, of focused awareness, the harmful, ugly weeds get noticed.

    When someone important comes to our homes, how much effort we make to clean up the house because we love and respect the guest so much? Now, shift to the inner world. We all want Appaji to reside in our hearts and minds. That is our daily, eternal prayer. Let’s ask if our hearts & minds are clean and ready to receive Appaji when He chooses to walk in. For, when we are ready, He will come.. ( MMS 92 ). Shouldn’t we then begin finding all the garbage that we want to clean up? We must. Let’s do it, now. With humble pranams to His Holiness,

    Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

  2. Mukund Mohan

    Yatpada pamsavassantah kepi samsara varidheh
    Setubandhaya kalpante desikam tam upasmahe !!

    Millions of Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of Our Para Pujya Ayur Nada Danvantai Bhagavan Sadgurudeva !!

  3. Manser, Christine

    I am scared of Spiders, Swamiji. ll

  4. BSVS Kameswara Rao

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji,

    Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Sadgurubhyo Namah, Om Namo Hanumathe Namah

    In this MMS, can see quite a relevant message which is normally unnoticed / ignored. Pranaams to Pujya Gurudeva for reminding of this important quality.

    Sri Guru Datta

  5. M.s. Rajaram

    JGD.APPAJI ‘s padmapaadam caranam.Ego is the foremost enemy to the humankind,of all other five inner enemies.Surrendering to the feet of Sadgurudeva is the lone way to getrid of these enemies. Neti,Naaham bhaavana maatrameva yield the result.APPAJI is our only escort aginst these enemies.SGD

  6. laxman

    yes my enemy is jealousy

  7. Savitri

    Our inner enemies make that life is difficult. One of mey enemies, which is often a problem for me, is to not trust enaugh. Swamiji is always with me, guide me and I hear His words. But all this can’t help me, when I don’t trust the words which I hear. I am sad, that it is so hard for me to trust. I must learn it!

  8. laxman

    till now i had a pride of wise/knoweverything in fact i am lacking practice, i don’t know how find the weeds

  9. Hema

    I discussed this MMS with an enlightened senior devotee and this is what I learnt:

    What are inner enemies? To me they are the feelings and qualities that keep us from experiencing our true spiritual nature. On a mundane level it could be the fears and that little voice that tells us we are not good enough. On both levels they hold us back from making progress. These inner enemies distort the way we view the world. We may see enemies and problems where none exist. We may spend great time and effort tying to fix these self made problems , but the real problem is inside us: our inner enemies. Self introspection is vital to uncover these inner enemies. When we find them we should observe calmly the nature of the enemy and how it affects us negatively. We should figure out to use these enemies for good. Meditation, prayer to Sadgurudeva, and calm positive, loving outlook can transform enemies into our friends.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

  10. Jaya Guru Hanuman,

    This MMS hits at the crux of personality development. Finding the inner enemies takes us deep within ourselves wihtout which everything else will be like scratching the surface. I always feel a person has two faces – one inner and the other external. We always concentrate on external etiquette, beahaviour which is superficial and artificial. Only a sadguru can take us through the inner journey. We can fool others by being nice and sweet outside but we cannot fool God who is constantly watching our thoughts.

    The MMS stresses on knowing and finding our inner enemies. Most of our lives pass away without knowing the thieves who are hidding within us. We do not even know when they attack, plunder our treasure (peace, knowledge) and go away. We are so much focussed on external world that we never have time to look inside.

    This MMS stresses on our inner journey. As Swamiji says – ‘Let the truth be known that for your inner journey you have to walk alone’. Let us build a fortress with army and weapons provided by these MMS’es and with determination, courage (willingness to fight against inner enemies despite of failures) and enthusiasm (to overcome the unknown attacks that might come in our way) march forward in destroying our inner enemies.

    I pray to Swamiji to give us strength, intellect and knowledge to destroy the inner enemies within us.

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji who is Skanda.

    Om namo hanumate namaha

  11. Sheetal Prasad

    JGD. These silent enemies seem to prevail whenever we forget or discard the injunctions of Sri Swamiji. Remembering His Holy form and chanting the Mantras and Names of God allows us to gain control over them. I pray to Compassionate Sadguru to remember and practice His Divine messages so that anger, lust, selfishness, greed, envy and the host of demons within do not manifest. Om Sri Skandaya Namah. Sri Guru Datta

  12. Adriana Mohammed

    JGD
    Swamiji, I know that you are ALWAYS with me and you guide me in the right direction. Please give me the inner strength not only to listen to your teachings but also to follow them. As Puttuji said: Knowing+doing= learning.
    SGD

  13. Krishna Murthy Devarakonda

    Jaya Guru Datta !! I love all the MMS Appaji !I have been following very sincerely and trying to put them in practice. I am doing my duty in the path of spiritual life. I seek your blessings to be successful in elevating myself and be of some use to my dear Appaji !!

  14. Mukund Mohan

    Sadgurudeva has so many eyes, watching and guiding us all the time !! Pujya Sri Swamiji taught us so many ways to clean our mind. Everday Nandana SGS MMS with Puttuji’s explanation purifies us further. Why fear when Appaji is here? Yes, Puttuji we will strive hard and keep our hearts and minds pure with the grace of Appaji !!

    I surrender and humbly pray to Appaji, to bless and make me worthy to receive His Holiness !!
    Sri Guru Datta Hauman Ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!!

  15. venkateswarudu bhadra

    jai gurudevadatta, appaji, meeru bhootha, bhavishyath, varthmaanakaalaalaloni sarva jeevulanu meereruguduru kani, maaloni aunthah satruvulanu jainchaleni memu mayaku loni mimmalani thelusukoleka pothunnamu. krishnabhagavanuni ropumlo meeru cheppina gitalolaga “vedaahum samatheethaani varthamaanaani chaarjuna bhavishyani cha bhuthaani maaum thu veda na kaschana”

  16. lalithabalaji

    jai gurudevadatta, “sraheevaan labhathee jgaanum ththparssumytheeindriyah jgnanum labdhvaa paraaum saaumthim auchireenaadhigachchthi” naadu bhagavathgitalo krishnaswrupumtho chepparu nedu jagadguru dattarupumlo nandana mmsrupumlo maaku bhodhisthunna gurudevulapadapadmalaki koti pranaamalu

  17. prakash bhadra

    “sribhuyutha srihari chihnithabhyam agasthyarekadibi runjithaabhyam nigud bhijakshara mudrithabhyam namo namh sadgurupadukabhyam” sri sri sri ganapathisachchithanadasadgurubyonamah om namo hanumathe namah sri ram jaya rama jaya jaya rama

  18. radhakrishnarao

    onakkam appaji; i by the grace of appaji I know the inner enemies but I am unable to control them lest I am meekly surrendering to their wishes/desires

  19. Joseph

    Wonderful message…. The true culprit for committing faults and to have enemies are present within us. Our actions can hurt others, without realising this we tend to blame others for their reaction or will not excuse even a small fault by others. Finally find faults with others and feel they are hurting us and treat them as enemies, but are actually present by default in us. May my Guru help me to learn about my enemies and overcome them.

  20. Jai guru datta
    We are blessed appaji we will make a point to learn that we will try to find our inner enemies and fight with them please bless us to achive them
    Sri guru datta

  21. Hanuman Hoffman

    Jaya Guru Datta From knowing that there are hidden inner enemies, to experiencing their exposure by Datta Sadguru is not necessarily a comfortable process. The help of Sri Swamiji makes this process smoother. As the inner enemies surface, I find that I am asking the question, “How are these affecting my sadhana?” “to what depth do they exist?” Immediately I must pray to Appaji. The complexity is too huge for this small mind. I need help in continually exposing and eliminating so I can lead a life in freedom. Thank you Puttuji. SGD

  22. pushpa

    This MMS is a reminder ” the enemies around us are the projections of the enemies inside us “, that means if we acuse, critise, insult someone, we ourself have this accusations inside us, we are this and not the other person, as he only shows us at which level we are , sometimes not easy to accept !! knowing + practice = learning, so we should be gratefull to the other person insteat of getting angry at him, because through him we can change. Om namo hanumate namaha.

  23. Jaya Guru Datta

    In today’s MMS video Appaji is telling us to identify our inner enemies. In earlier MMS videos Appaji has told about various types of enemies. Pujya Guru Deva is step by step taking us towards self-realization through these 2 mins MMS videos.
    Sri Swamiji has provided different ways through which we can internalize and find our inner enemies. Thank you Appaji for this wonderful video. I pray to pujya gurudeva to bless us with the knowledge to identify our inner enemies.
    Sri Guru Datta

  24. Vanaja

    Jaya Guru Datta, I have to think strongly about Swamijis words:

    follow the master
    faith in god
    face the devil
    finish the game

    “face the devil” – I know there are various inner enemies making it impossible to live my life completely pure and noble. BUT: with my own FAITH in the almighty I know I can face them and stop nourish them. So that, with Your help and grace, one day my enemies will be tired of me.

  25. Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! These messages are tremendously helpful in allowing us to find those inner enemies. I have been running into quite a few. :} But You have also given us the antidote to to help. Datta Kriya Yoga, singing your bhajans, listening to Shata Shloki Ramayana, Chanting God’s names, doing good deeds, thinking about God, remembering Guru’s smile–so many little tools that become major weapons against dark thoughts when we take the time to use them. For me it helps when I have a negative thought about someone to see that person surrounded by light and love and with Swamiji. It isn’t long before those thoughts just go away… If there is a negative scenario playing out in my mind, I try to stop it by beginning to chant mantras given by Swamiji. All these things help so much and I am immensely grateful for the tools that Sri Swamiji has given us! Sri Guru Datta!

  26. Jaya Guru Datta!
    In the struggle with our everyday life we find our inner enemies as well as due to inner perception. Every little stone we fall over tells us something about them. Through Sri Swamiji i learn step for step to decode these happenings and to understand them in a continuously growing context.
    HE sets us in the right angle to look onto these happenings. In order to find the reason why we fell over the little stone, it is very interesting to look on our own motivation for the step we did. What did we want? Is there some fear? If we know all these reasons we can try to untangle thread for thread and liberate us from the causes which have made us fall over the little stone.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Skandaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

  27. JGD! For a moment, I feel frustrated because there is still a lot of weed in my mind and sometimes I feel I’m losing the fight with my ego. But then again, it encourages me that Appaji is so compassionate and patient with me & us all. What are a few years compared to hundreds and thousands of ‘wasted’ years before? SGD!

  28. Maurice Clarke

    JGD.
    “…Face the inner devils, Fight to the end….” Oh Datta, they are many in number and so ugly to face! I am ashamed that they find a home here. Like Arjuna, I shudder at this war. Please give strength to rise Hanuman’s flag and end it, as it is Your high command. JGD.

  29. Radha from

    JAYA GURU DATTA! There is one consolation. Appaji`s words in “Heart to Heart”: “If you do something bad unknowingly God will forgive you. If you do bad deeds knowingly HE will record them. With my humble pranams to Sadgurudeva`s lotusfeet. S.G.D.!

  30. sarumati

    JGD
    The structure of the inner enemies, as Puttuji points out, is very helpful, and there are some more .
    Every time, when I feel uneasy in a situation, I can bet, there is an enemy “insulted”
    inside me, it stands up and wants to fight.
    Do I submit? No ! Hopefully not ! What am I to do?
    Sometimes – not always – I pause – then I contemplate on the situation that brings mischief
    to my inner enemy,
    (hopefully not all day long, because there are so many mischiefs and so many enemies …)
    but after all, it makes me think. Good old brain is very helpful then.
    In former times I did not have mercy with my enemies (and their enemies), but nowadays
    I`m quite content to have a bit compassion, not feeling guilty any more.
    This would be wasted energy in my view (another enemy).
    And so the story goes on and on. But I try, and I feel blessed by Sri Swamiji !
    Ps : The music of this video is so beautiful, it washes away all sins …
    it cleans the mind and the soul, and the beautiful flowers, not to forget …
    When I focus on them, all the weeds feel bored and worn out. i don`t pay attention to them.
    Jay Guru Datta

  31. Prasad Madala

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Inner enemies are more dangerous than outer enemies, yet we take it as granted and we also think that it is o.k in this competitive world. The first part which is finding out the inner enemies is easy but the second part… getting rid off them is the hardest. For this we have to surrender at the SADGURU’s feet.
    Puttuji, your explanation is superb without which, we cann’t understand so easily.
    May SADGURU bless us with enough strength and will to get rid off the inner enemies.
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha!

  32. Madhavi katta

    జయ గురు దత్త,

    పుట్టుజీ మీరు చెప్పింది నిజం. మన ఇంటికి అతిధులు వస్తున్నారంటే ఇంటిని ఎంతో అందంగా, శుభ్రంగా ఉంచుతాము. మరి సాక్షాత్తు దత్తదేవుడైన అప్పాజీ మన హృదయములో శాశ్వతముగా ఉండాలి అంటే, మన మనస్సుని, బుద్దిని సరైన రీతిలో మంచిగా ఉంచాలి. దానికోసం ఆయనే ఎన్నో విధాలుగా క్రియ యోగం, గురుధ్యానము, సత్సంగం, నందన MMS , భగవంతుని స్మరణ, గురు సేవ వంటి అనేక మార్గాలను చూపుతున్నారు. అన్నిటికంటే ముందుగ మన అంతర శత్రువులయిన కోపము, అహంకారమును వదలి ఓర్పుతో సాధన చేయమని భోదిస్తున్నారు.
    గురుదేవ దారి తప్పకుండ మీరు చూపిన మార్గంలో ప్రయాణించి మీ పాదాల చెంతకు చేరేల అనుగ్రహించండి అప్పాజీ. గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శత కోటి వందనములు.
    ఓం సద్గురుభ్యో నమః
    ఓం స్కందాయై నమః

  33. P.G.Krishna Murthy

    Jaya Guru Datta
    It’s indeed a splendid message even as most others and Appaji has been taking pains to prepare us to grow upto His expectations. Let my mind be cleansed of its weed to see the light of ‘vivekam’ and see the essence and core meaning of every MMs I am trying to follow and responding to. Except the grace of Sadguru, none else in this world enable us to cross the mental barriers. Hence my repeated pranams to Appaji to lift me up and bless me to be tempered with the spirit of His ‘sandesh’ released by Puttuji on a daily basis. P.G.Krishna Murthy

  34. G.Lalitha

    JGD Appaji – Please give us strength to find out and be away from our inner enemies, bless us Appaji – SGD

  35. పద్మ మాదల

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    తండ్రి అన్తఃశత్రువులనేవి రాక్షసులకన్న భయంకరమైనవి. వాటిని జయించటం మానవునికి దుస్సాధ్యం. కాని దైవశక్తి తోడైవున్న మానవునికి అసాధ్యమన్నది లేదు. ఆ దేవుడే సద్గురురూపములొ దివి నుండి భువికి దిగివచ్చి తన బిడ్డలను పట్టిపీడిస్తున్న అన్తఃశత్రువులనే రాక్షసులను జయించటానికి, వారిని కప్పివేసివున్న మాయ అనే చీకటితెరను తొలగించి, తన కరునరసపూరితమైన చూపులతొ మనపై కాన్తికిరనములను కురిపించి మనదారిని జ్యోతిర్మయం చేస్తారు. ఆ జ్యోతి వెలుగులో అన్తఃశత్రువులను జయించగలిగితే వెలుపలి శత్రువులు వాటంతవే పారిపోతాయి.అప్పుడే మానవజన్మకు ముక్తి. ఆ శక్తి మాకనుగ్రహించి మమ్ము ముక్తి మార్గమ్ముకు చేర్చమని శ్రీ సద్గురు పాదపద్మములకు ప్రణమిల్లి వేడుకొంటు ఆరోగ్యప్రదాత ధన్వంతరితండ్రి దివ్య చరనారవిందములకు కోటి ప్రణామములు.
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః.

  36. S.Radhamani

    Yes. As Sree Swamiji observes, quelling pride one of the many inner enemies, is a must. Oh! God ! let me not succumb to this inner enemy. Let me always surrender to Satguru’s Feet.
    This is the best method to keep my heart clean. Pranamams to Satguru.

  37. Pavani Kamalapuram

    JGD Appaji
    After removing the weeds, rocks from the garden of our heart, some inner enemies still may be hidden, just like a tortoise hides in its shell when scared. We need to do real sadhana, listen and follow Sadguru with total concentration so that we can go deeper and destroy all our inner enemies which are hiding behind the hard shell of our ego and finally destory our ego itself.

  38. Madhu Talwar

    jgd Puttu Gam Ji Your small, simple but powerful MMS are to be practiced sincerely, Sri Swami ji is always teaching us , be in holy company, cultivate healthy thoughts, do naam japa and preserve silence, watch our thoughts and actions carefully, our inner enemies can be seen in silence with awareness in Satguru’s care,Satguru’s suggestions put the torch light on our inner most mind where these inner enemies reside, ” Hongey kaamyaab eka din” ( will succeed one day) glory to my Satguru pranaams onhn sgd

  39. K Satish

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji,
    We will practice to find our inner enemies and try to make peace with them.
    Sri Guru Datta

  40. Vindar Badall

    Jai Guru Datta.
    This is a great teaching that Appaji is giving us. With His grace, once we follow Him we will find the inner enemies and will conquer them. He is Lord Dhanvantari, He is Lord Subrahmanyam. In these videos Appaji is showing that He is all forms, giving all blessings always. Jai Guru Datta.

  41. “A victory over our inner enemies is real victory” says Appaji in earlier MMS. He even told us what are our inner enemies. Now, He is telling us to find those inner enemies. He is telling us that we need to introspect every day to find out what we have achieved. In this process, we are finding out “who I am”. As and when we find those inner enemies, we need to weed them out, means of this are also elucidated by Him. Just as the garden becomes all the more beautiful with flowers, without the weeds, we as individuals, will become all the more radiant and bright when we have conquered our inner enemies. Thank You Appaji. This is one of those corporate lesson as well, one of those lessons for personality development. What are you, really?? You are my BFF!!
    Thank you Puttuji for your interpretation. JGD.

  42. Inner enemies are the real and ONLy enemies. Pujya Appaji has been stressing the importance making efforts to win over these enemies, through multiple MMS messages, dedicated to this subject. As we make our small, but determined efforts to win this battle, we pray to Pujya Appaji for His grace and guidance along the path. Sri Guru Datta.

  43. tunga

    JGD
    what a wonderful challenging advice. it is not so comfortable to face all the inner enemies, it is much easier to see them outside ourselves, projected in the world and on others. but being aware and made conscious more and more by the loving care of sri swamiji it is possible to use the outer mirror for detecting all those inner weeds and little black bugs hiding from our searching light in any corner inside that is still in darkness. I am so deeply grateful that our beloved swamiji again and again instils courage and fortitude for finding and fighting the inner enemies. when they are allowed to be active inside they cast so much shadow and dark clouds on our selves and prevent the reflection of the Divine light that our beloved sadguru is showering upon us always always always.
    OM SKANDAYE NAMAHA

  44. svetha

    Ja, wir suchen sie immer im Aussen! Und lassen uns von ihnen in unserem Innern total beherrschen, ohne dass wir ihnen etwas entgegensetzen.
    Danke mein geliebter SWAMIJI, DU machst uns durch diese Botschaften immer wieder darauf aufmerksam, dass wir unseren Mind mehr und mehr reinigen müssen.

  45. sridevi

    Jai Guru Datta! When we accept that there are only inner ennemis and we are occupied with them only, the world will be much more peaceful. And the transformation process much more sure.

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